Circular economy leader Black Bear sees growing demand for high quality green carbon blacks
NEDERWEERT, The Netherlands, September 15, 2016 – Black Bear today announced that Ad van Oorschot en Serge Klunder have joined the Black Bear team to service our customers in the growing market for high quality, green carbon blacks.
Ad van Oorschot joins Black Bear with 30+ years’ experience in the coating and ink industry. Previous roles include Technical Service Manager EMEA for Cabot Corporation and Business Unit Manager for SABA Dinxperlo B.V. He will serve Black Bear’s expanding customer base in the Specialty segments.
Serge Klunder has 15+ years’ experience in the virgin carbon black industry with Birla Carbon. He brings deep knowledge and long lasting client relationships in the industry and will focus on serving Black Bear’s clients in the Tire and Technical Rubber Goods markets.
“With the addition of Ad and Serge we are confident that Black Bear can service our growing customers base with our high quality, sustainable carbon blacks and will set the ‘green’ standard in the carbon black industry” comments Black Bear CEO Martijn Lopes Cardozo. “With their extensive industry experience they will partner with our customers to deliver high quality, sustainable technical solutions.”
Black Bear is a leader in the circular economy and has developed breakthrough technology to upcycle carbon black from end-of-life tires. These green carbon blacks offer a high quality, sustainable replacement for polluting furnace carbon blacks in a wide range of applications including tires, technical rubber goods, plastics, inks and coatings. In addition to the positive environment impact, Black Bear’s carbon blacks and have an extremely low PAH content and can provide distinct technical advantages.